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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider All Natural Dog Food For Your Pet

December 16, 2011

Many people believe that natural dog food is the best dog food available in the market. It is because of the various benefits your dogs may gain in taking this. As compared to the commercialized dog food which is making people believe that it is better dog food, the natural one does not have artificial additives like preservatives, colors, and flavors. Also, it has a very good quality.

With natural dog food, you are assured of its ingredients-where these ingredients come from and what they are for. These are the reasons why many dog owners prefer to buy natural food. To help you in buying the natural dog food in the market, this article will provide you key points or important things to consider before purchasing one.

• Price. Sometimes, there is truth in the saying, “You get what you pay for.” The more expensive the natural dog food is, the more it is effective and efficient. However, you can gain discounts when you buy in bulk or when you collect coupons. Shopping online is also a good idea, since it may also give you the chance to save money. By shopping online, there is a greater chance that these online retailers will give you discounts because of the competition. Do not worry about the money. Buying the natural food is a great investment for your pets’ health. It could even result in fewer visits to your veterinarian, which can just add to your expenses. One thing which is good to note. This way, you can earn more money for use in other important things.

• Beef meal based foods and bone meal are “no, no.” These fillers may be very hard to digest and they include a lot of gristle. In fact, these fillers are the ones you can find most of the time in the cheaper commercialized foods. Avoid foods which say ‘by product’ or ‘meal,’ instead, buy those which are Lamb, Turkey, and Chicken-based.

• Avoid dog food with corn ingredients. The reason is, some dogs are allergic to corn and corn-based products. Also, corn is very hard to digest, so it is not good for your dogs. The cheaper commercialized foods use this also as filler. Barley and rice, however, are way better since they are easier to digest by dogs.

• Foods with too much animal fat should be avoided. What you should buy is a natural food which states the sources of fats, for instance, salmon oil, flaxseed oil, or chicken fat. Food which contains these fats is better for your dogs. The general rule in choosing the best food is to avoid buying products which proudly say they are the better food for dogs, those which are proud about their ingredients. Also, avoid those with vague, generic ingredient names.

• Be careful of the hidden chemical preservatives. Avoid food which includes BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluence), BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole), or Ethoxuquin as their ingredients. Choose those which have natural preservatives like rosemary extract and sage. They are safer for your dogs.

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